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My Lightbulb Moment: Recovery Street Film Festival

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) screened a collection of short films on Thursday 16 May, all examining personal stories of addiction and recovery.

The six three-minute films featured were a selection of those shortlisted for the 2018 Recovery Street Film Festival, which had the theme of ‘My Lightbulb Moment’.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 11 Jun 2019

BRC research awarded prize for openness

The Center for Open Science has awarded a $1,000 prize to NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) researchers, for publishing the results of their pre-registered clinical trial on memory-focused cognitive therapy as a potential treatment for cocaine use disorder.

 

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 18 Jan 2019

Blog: Sleep and substance use - the scale of the problem

Jo Neale is Professor in Addictions Qualitative Research based within the National Addiction Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 3 Oct 2018

Study examines opiate-dependent patient deaths

A new study  has examined the high number of opiate-dependent patient deaths immediately after being transferred as well as after ending opioid substitution therapy.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 28 Nov 2017

Concentrated naloxone nasal spray as good as injection

A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a concentrated 2mg intranasal naloxone spray delivers naloxone as effectively, over the critical first 15 minutes, as the standard 0.4mg intramuscular (IM) naloxone injection. The research was co-authored by Professor Sir John Strang and Dr Rebecca McDonald, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London.

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 20 Nov 2017